Written Programs For Confined Space Entry Written Programs

A confined space requires a number of safety procedures in order to ensure that you are able to allow your employees to enter a confined space. Employers must create a written program, because it is one of the procedures we’re talking about. It should include the following:

  • Implementation of the measures needed to stop unauthorized entry.
  • Identification and evaluation of the hazards in the space, before you let an employee enter.
  • Testing of the atmospheric conditions within the space before operations begin and monitoring of the space while entering.
  • Performing of appropriate testing for atmospheric hazards such as combustible gases, vapors, oxygen and more.
  • Establishment and implementation of the means, procedures and practices necessary to eliminate or control the hazards in the confined space.
  • Identification of the employee job duties.
  • Provision and maintenance of the personal protective equipment needed for safe entry and use in the confined space.
  • Ensuring that there is at least one attendant stationed outside of the permit space for the duration of the operation within the space.
  • Coordination of all entry operations when there are employees of multiple employers working in the same area.
  • Implementation of appropriate procedures needed for summoning emergency and rescue services.
  • Establishment in the writing and implementation of a system for the preparation, issuing, use and cancellation of entry permits.
  • Revision of the establishment of entry operations annually and revision of the permit space entry program as needed.
  • Implementation of the procedures that an attendant required to monitor multiple spaces, that need to follow during an emergency in one or more of the spaces.

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.





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